Umno using Budget 2021 vote to pressure Muhyiddin, say analysts


Bernard Saw

Budget 2021, which will be voted at the Dewan Rakyat this Thursday, will test the strength of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s nine-month-old government, Perikatan Nasional, which was formed on the back of a flimsy coalition. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 24, 2020.

CALLS by Umno for an extension of the bank loan moratorium until June next year are a form of pressure on Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, said analysts.

Even though Umno is a government party, it is no secret that it wants Parliament dissolved and for snap elections to be held as it continues to feel side-lined by Muhyiddin’s party, the smaller Bersatu.


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